HOLLAND, MI (WKZO) - Michigan native Mitt Romney returned to the Great Lake State and kept on the move, speaking to business leaders and Governor Rick Snyder in Frankenmuth before staging a rally there early Tuesday. Romney says there was a common theme to the discussion. Then it was on to a small restaurant in DeWitt, interviews with local TV reporters, a quick stop at an ice cream shop to cope with the heat. He ordered a Peanut Butter Shipwreck with vanilla ice cream.
Before hitting the beach he held an impromptu news conference to refute reports that Marco Rubio wasn’t being vetted for the Vice President’s spot. He was greeted by hundreds of supporters at Holland State Park, who chanted “Mitt Mitt Mitt”. That was the last stop in his five day tour of battleground states.
It’s the first time that anyone can remember a campaign rally on a beach. There were just over a dozen protestors and they were kept at a distance from the ticket only event. Among them: Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer says Romney’s claim that he can win Michigan is over reaching
Romney’s visit probably isn’t his last to West Michigan, and we may see the President a few times before November as well. Romney is scheduled to attend fundraisers in Grand Rapids & Troy today.